Described as a cross between “Cops” and “Jeopardy,” “Repo Games” follows real-life repo men Josh Lewis and Tom Detone as they travel around the country offering potential repossessees a chance to win the balance on their car loans by playing a five-question trivia game on the spot. If contestants lose, their cars get towed. Show is produced by 495 and exec produced by Sally Ann Salsano.
“Bar Rescue” is a save-the-restaurant skein a la Fox’s “Kitchen Nightmares” in which Jon Taffer, a restaurant and bar consultant, gives failing establishments a chance to reverse their fortunes, with Taffer and his team delving into every facet of running a bar. The show is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US and exec producers J. D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson.